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SEPTEMBER 2018

Nipmuc School Counseling Center


Newsletter

Welcome Back!
The school counselors are excited to welcome everyone back to Upcoming
Nipmuc for the 2018-2019 school year. We are looking forward to Events
a great year ahead!
September 10th- 21st:
Grade 12 College
Application Info Sessions

September 14th: Student


Activities Fair

September 18th: Breakfast


with the Counselors Grade 9
Parents- 8:00 a.m.

September 26th: Grade 9


Meet the School Counseling Department! Advisory with School
Counselors
Meredith Hefez, School Counselor: mhefez@mursd.org
September 27th: College
Kendra Swenson, School Counselor: kswenson@mursd.org Fair
Allison Towne, School Counselor: atowne@mursd.org
September 27th: Nipmuc
Kerry Fagan, School Adjustment Counselor: kfagan@mursd.org Open House at 6:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Coard, School Adj. Counselor Intern: ecoard@mursd.org
September 28th: Deadline
Janis Grady, Administrative Assistance: jagrady@mursd.org to register for PSATs

College Fair
On September 27th colleges and universities from across New
England and the east coast will be attending our annual College Fair.
This is a great opportunity for juniors and seniors!! Students are
encouraged to come learn more about these schools and will have
the opportunity to speak to admissions reps. These reps are often the
same representatives that review your application. Be sure to look
over the college fair tips in google classroom beforehand.
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NIPMUC REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 2018

PSAT REGISTRATION
College Application Info Sessions Juniors and sophomores are
Attention Seniors: Counselors will be offering College encouraged to take the PSATs on
Application Workshops all month. During the workshop we Wednesday, October 10th. The
will cover the following: PSAT is designed to help prepare
students for the SAT, college, and
• College Application Process their careers. Historically, students
• The Common App who take the PSAT score higher on
• How to request teacher letters of recommendation the SAT, on average, than those who
• Standardized Testing and how to send them don’t take the test. Students are also
able to link their College Board and
• Answer any questions you may have
Khan Academy accounts which
enable students to get a
Please sign-up for a College Application Info Session in the personalized study plan based on
Counseling Center. their results so they can focus on the
skills they need to work on most.
Students should register in the
Standardized Testing Schedule 2018-2019 school counseling office by
September 28th. The cost is $20
Test Date Registration
(checks made out to MURSD).
Deadline
Students will receive a practice
SATs October 6, 2018 September 7, 2018 booklet when they register. Please
www.collegeboard. c o n t a c t A l l i s o n To w n e a t
November 3, 2018 October 5, 2018
org atowne@mursd.org with any
December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018 questions.

March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019 Breakfast with the Counselors

May 4, 2019 April 5, 2019 Join us on September 18th from


8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.! We will be
June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019
discussing tips and strategies to
support your child’s successful
transition to Nipmuc High School.
ACTs September 8, August 12, 2018
Discuss the social-emotional, as well
www.actstudent.org 2018
as the academic demands of the
October 27, 2018 September 28, 14-15 year old student and have an
2018 opportunity to connect with other
parents and School
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018
Counseling staff
February 9, 2019 January 11, 2019 about parenting
triumphs and
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019
challenges!
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019
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